"Optical Allusions", circa 1910s, real photo postcard
undisclosed location, Azo stamp box. Click image for larger view.
While no illusions are involved, the man and woman in the middle of this real photo postcard appear to be checking each other out by use of early twentieth century "looking glasses". He feigns viewing her through his telescope while she appears to have reversed the binoculars, looking through the large lens end of the instrument thus giving him that "far away look", no doubt. The woman at right stands at attention, shaded by her broad rim hat, observing these country shenanigans.